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Our 2030 sustainability strategy
Better Planet is a crucial aspect of the Now & Never strategy. As a business, we will play our part in creating a better planet for future generations by putting the climate, biodiversity, and resources crises at the heart of the way we do business.
Our Better planet theme provides a vehicle to achieve these aspirations by harnessing close-working relationships with our customers and supply chain partners. To help us achieve these aspirations we will focus on the four ambitions below.
Willmott Dixon has been carbon neutral since 2012, offsetting our carbon emissions by investing in verified carbon reduction projects overseas. We now want to go further and become zero-carbon in our own operations; reducing our emissions to zero so that we no longer need to offset our footprint.
We will ensure there are no emissions from our day-to-day operations by eliminating fossil fuel use in offices and on site, moving to a 100% electric fleet, and continuing to procure renewable energy only. We will share our knowledge and practical steps that our partners, customers, and others in the sector can take to achieve zero carbon.
Eliminating waste makes us more efficient, reduces our consumption of natural resources and supports the transition to a circular economy. Zero avoidable waste means preventing waste being generated at every stage of a project’s lifecycle, from the manufacture of materials and products, the design, specification, procurement and construction of buildings right through to deconstruction.
By 2030, we will generate zero avoidable waste by collaborating with stakeholders at every stage of the construction process to eliminate the production of waste. For waste that is unavoidable, we will recover at the highest possible level of the waste hierarchy.
Climate change will mean hotter, drier summers. Population growth will also bring greater demand for water. Water is an important raw material in construction and Willmott Dixon recognises that we must play our part in ensuring we preserve this increasingly precious resource. We will do this by ensuring our site set-ups and construction operations energy efficient. Features like rainwater harvesting will help us to reduce the amount of fresh water we use.
The natural environment is under an increasing amount of pressure. At the same time, our appreciation of the importance of nature for mental wellbeing and communities has never been greater. The built environment has an important part to play in restoring nature.
By 2030, all of our projects will deliver environmental net gain – this means leaving the natural environment in a better state than we found it, for example by improving habitats, by planting trees and bringing nature back into local communities.
As a leading UK construction business, our customers expect us to provide solutions that help to eliminate their problems – environmental degradation, unnecessary over-consumption of resources, pollution to the atmosphere, or delivering a positive environmental legacy.
At Willmott Dixon Interiors we are committed to continually rethinking our approach to how we build, eliminating carbon and waste, maximising resource efficiency and enhancing the natural environment.
Our approach to sustainability sits at the heart of the way we do business and ensures we remain a safe, trusted and responsible contractor of choice.